Jakarta – Mangga Dua, Chinatown and the Old City (Kota Lama)

26 10 2009

PASAR PAGI MANGGA DUA – a wholesale centre in the Mangga Dua shopping area. After a while, it gets rather tiring seeing the enormous amount of clothes, shoes, bags, etc, etc, etc!

They open at about 10 am and close early at 6pm

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See what I mean about getting tired?

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If the price is not displayed, better ask before ordering the food – we made the mistake of forgetting to ask and paid 25,000 IDR (RM9.17) for this small plate of rojak. A fair price would be between 10,000 to 15,000 IDR. When we complained about the price, the lady said something about the high cost of rent!

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IT Mall – all things IT. I know that these things are cheaper in Malaysia, so don’t bother.

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CARREFOUR INSIDE MANGGA DUA SQUARE, another mall in the area.

As you can see, the cost of food is not that cheap in Jakarta. Fuji apples are 2435 IDR per 100 g (RM8.93 per kg)

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hmm, the eggs are big though

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and sold loose, pretty amusing to me.

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More amusing is that they are sold by the kg (RM4.58 per kg)

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IF you are from Malaysia or the surrounding ASEAN countries, you might have the same “stomach bacteria”, so hawker food might not do you any harm. I’m not sure if I’ll advise you to try street hawker food if you’re not used to it. Erm, wouldn’t want you to have food poisoning. We had hawker food and didn’t suffer for it. Maybe we’re just used to it.

This area is in the night market area near the IBIS Mangga Dua hotel.

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All these for 29,000 IDR (RM10.64). Dinner for 2 – compare that to the Rojak we paid 25,000 for!

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Ais Kacang with Avocado and Jackfruit – delicious 🙂

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The night market – not very different from the KL night markets.

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The stall from which we bought our dinner.

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JAKARTA OLD CITY BY CAB

Yeah, I think this is by far, the best way to have a quick look around the old city. The air is too polluted and the weather too hot to have a walkabout. Besides, TAXI FARES ARE CHEAP 🙂

Motorcycles are EVERYWHERE!

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Its unfortunate that old buildings are not restored and maintained

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A lot of old buildings are abandoned

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Railway station

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Traffic jam is a regular nightmare for the people here

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Traffic systems at junctions seem chaotic but the drivers seem to know what to do

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This modern building is the …….

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Pasar Glodok – in direct translation, it means “market” but that’s what they call their malls here

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Glodok is Chinatown 

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Mini cabs cost as much as taxis, but are useful when you’re on the busy streets and can’t hail a cab.

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Chinatown wet market area

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Think I should spray my Kancil this color? Hot, eh?

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Glodok Pancoran is a different area from Pancoran, which is pretty far from Central Jakarta. We had our breakfast here and forgot to ask the price before ordering again! WHAM! It was a hefty 65,000 IDR (RM23.85) for both of us! 

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Mini cabs in a row

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Having dirt, smoke and dust fun in a mini cab

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There seem to be MANY taxis in Jakarta – see these Blue Bird cabs all waiting just outside the Ibis hotel?

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Our breakfast whether at home or abroad remains the same – FRUITS 🙂

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Our supplier, Pak Budi (actually he is a chinese) kindly sent us to the airport. He is such a hardworking man but what we really liked about him is his obvious honesty as a business man.

Notice how high the river level is…….

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……. so high that its spilt over to the road

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